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BBC reveal first look at drama ‘The Listeners’

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BBC reveal first look at drama ‘The Listeners’

The BBC has today revealed first-look pictures for brand new drama The Listeners…

The drama stars Rebecca Hall and is based on the novel by Jordan Tannahill, who has also written the adaptation, and is coming to BBC One and BBC iPlayer later this year. Directed by Janicza Bravo for BBC One the series centres around Claire (Hall), a popular English teacher, who begins to hear a low humming sound that no one else around her can hear.

This seemingly innocuous noise gradually upsets the balance of her life, increasing tension between herself and her husband, Paul, and daughter, Ashley. But despite multiple doctors, no obvious source or medical cause can be found. When she discovers that a student of hers, Kyle (Ollie West-Hamnet), can also hear the sound, the two strike up an unlikely and intimate friendship.

The Listeners

The Listeners

Finding themselves increasingly isolated from their families, friends and colleagues, they fall in with a disparate group of neighbours, led by a charismatic couple, Jo and Omar, who also claim they can hear The Hum – and who believe it could be a gift, heard only by a “chosen few.”

Enigmatic, provocative, and haunting, The Listeners explores the seduction of the wild and unknowable, the human search for the transcendent, the rise of conspiracy culture in the West, and the desire for community and connection in our increasingly polarised times.

Also starring in the series, which was filmed in Greater Manchester, are Prasanna Puwanarajah, Amr Waked, Gayle Rankin, Mia Tharia and Franc Ashman to name just a few. The Listeners is an Element Pictures (a Fremantle company) production for the BBC. Global sales will be handled by Fremantle.

The Listeners

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